Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in San Antonio

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your San Antonio home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient necessitates periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as cleaning or installing new filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. In addition to that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Southwest Mechanical Services. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a solid 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to tell you here that investigating fluid levels principally involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of decent filters that can be good for allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s critical that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, though, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Southwest Mechanical Services. We’re at your service!